Japan welcomes Olympic flame as doubts swirl over games

Olympics Mar 20, 2020

Japan welcomes Olympic flame as doubts swirl over games

The flame for this summer's Tokyo Olympics arrived in Japan on Friday, beginning the domestic buildup to the games even as doubts persist over what impact the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the country's hosting of the sporting showpiece. The Japanese leg of the torch ...

Olympic torch relay modified to limit fans

Olympics Mar 17, 2020

Olympic torch relay modified to limit fans

Tokyo 2020 organizers are asking people who feel ill not to watch the Olympic torch relay from roadsides, part of ongoing efforts in Japan to limit large gatherings and contain the spread of coronavirus. The relay kickoff in Fukushima Prefecture will take place without fans, ...

Tokyo Olympics CEO and organizers outline COVID-19 torch relay measures

Olympics Mar 4, 2020

Tokyo Olympics CEO and organizers outline COVID-19 torch relay measures

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee informed the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday of its plans to cope with conditions related to the current coronavirus outbreak during the torch relay starting from March 26. Speaking with the IOC executive board via teleconference from Tokyo to discuss ...

'United by Emotion' selected as  Tokyo 2020 motto

Olympics Feb 18, 2020

'United by Emotion' selected as Tokyo 2020 motto

"United by Emotion" was revealed as the motto for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Monday as organizers look to hammer home the message of diversity and inclusion. Tennis player Naomi Osaka narrated the motto's promotional video. "We are each different, and all so much ...

Tokyo Olympic chiefs weigh private-sector venue funding

National Dec 1, 2016

Tokyo Olympic chiefs weigh private-sector venue funding

by Andrew McKirdy

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers are entertaining the idea that venues built for the games could be financed and run by private-sector companies. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, central government and Tokyo 2020 organizing committee have vowed to cut costs for the games, having announced a budget ...